Cost of living in Brisbane, Australia

Summary of cost of living in Brisbane

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ¥383,436 (AU$5,878)
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ¥193,416 (AU$2,965)
  • Brisbane is the 3rd cheapest city in Oceania (6 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Brisbane is more expensive than in 64% of cities in the World (94 out of 258)

List of prices in Brisbane, Australia. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district AU$19 (¥1,209)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) AU$12 (¥774)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast AU$5.63 (¥367)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk AU$1.25 (¥82)
12 eggs, large AU$5.61 (¥366)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes AU$5.34 (¥349)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese AU$9 (¥565)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples AU$4.52 (¥295)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes AU$3.38 (¥220)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket AU$5.33 (¥347)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality AU$20 (¥1,323)
2 liters of coca-cola AU$3.14 (¥205)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day AU$1.73 (¥113)
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area AU$2,158 (¥140,754)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area AU$1,688 (¥110,146)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat AU$225 (¥14,678)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area AU$1,876 (¥122,405)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area AU$1,406 (¥91,729)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio AU$187 (¥12,225)
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) AU$58 (¥3,765)
40” flat screen tv AU$535 (¥34,889)
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) AU$257 (¥16,767)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) AU$10 (¥669)
Hourly rate for cleaning help AU$27 (¥1,787)
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) AU$106 (¥6,889)
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) AU$69 (¥4,534)
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) AU$143 (¥9,346)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes AU$173 (¥11,295)
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new AU$28,373 (¥1,850,976)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas AU$1.55 (¥101)
Monthly ticket public transport AU$148 (¥9,649)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) AU$25 (¥1,616)
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) AU$10 (¥633)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) AU$13 (¥833)
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) AU$77 (¥5,042)
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) AU$5.22 (¥341)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) AU$5.13 (¥335)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) AU$5.94 (¥388)
4 rolls of toilet paper AU$2.73 (¥178)
Tube of toothpaste AU$3.46 (¥226)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city AU$31 (¥1,994)
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub AU$57 (¥3,750)
2 tickets to the movies AU$31 (¥2,037)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) AU$219 (¥14,284)
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert AU$98 (¥6,384)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club AU$15 (¥1,011)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city AU$4.69 (¥306)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) AU$9 (¥563)
Ipad wi-fi 128gb AU$519 (¥33,832)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) AU$0.62 (¥40)
1 month of gym membership in business district AU$65 (¥4,253)
1 package of marlboro cigarettes AU$32 (¥2,118)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 659 prices entered by 130 different people.
Latest price update: April 02, 2020

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